Fair day, or, The perishable commodity [graphic] / Woodward delint.
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker.
[London] : [Thomas Tegg], [1808?]
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.2 x 35.2 cm, on sheet 26 x 37 cm
Title etched below image. Printmaker from British Museum catalogue. Reissue of a print originally published with the plate number "30" and the imprint "London, Pubd. Novr. 12th, 1807, by Thos. Tegg, 111 Cheapside." Cf. Lewis Walpole Library call no.: 807.11.12.02. Publisher and date of publication from British Museum catalogue. Plate numbered "267" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 4. Also issued separately. "Price one shillg. colord."--Lower right corner of design. For variant state numbered "201" in upper right corner, see no. 11147 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8. Temporary local subject terms: Fairs -- Tents -- Inns -- Clowns -- Male Costume, 1808 -- Baskets -- Female Costume, 1808 -- Roses.
"A fair-ground surrounded by roughly made tents, one placarded 'Brown Stout'. A rustic inn is on the right and on the left a platform on which a zany postures invitingly before a curtain. In the foreground a gouty and elderly man addresses a demurely meretricious country girl who holds a basket of eggs and a rose. He stoops towards her, saying, "My pretty dear--what do you ask for your Article? I am rather near sighted--but I'll give you half a Crown for it at a venture". She answers: "Dear! Sir!--I wonder you should think of such a thing--though mine is but a perishable Commodity,--it shall not go at that price I assure you". At her feet is a broken egg. Yokels gaze up at a booth (right): 'Jobson's Grand display of Magical Deceptions Sligh ...' A man in a smock, on horseback, drinks deep at the inn, beside the stout innkeeper."--British Museum online catalogue.
Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
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Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
808.00.00.04+ Folio 75 W87 807 v.4
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